Hey, Cheapass Fans. Here are a few great products that we think you should buy. They are all either licensed Cheapass Games products, games designed by James Ernest, products we're somehow associated with, or other things we think are really cool.
Amazingly, this is not a complete list of things we're involved with. That requires a network of spies and a trip to Wikipedia.
You can now buy the English language edition of the French translation of this classic Cheapass Game! You can order it from our friends at Paizo.com, or find it in your local game store. The Big Idea is a hilarious party game about creating new inventions from cards like "Dangerous" and "Pants." The Big Idea was a bestseller for us in a couple of different editions, and now we're thrilled that it's hit the "big time" with its new publisher, FunForge. It is also available in French and Japanese, if you're in France and Japan!
While sitting in a cafe in Indianapolis, game designers James Ernest and Eric Harshbarger came up with the concept of "GoFirst" dice, four dice that can determine who will go first in any game. The cute trick is that all four of these dice, and any subset, will always be a fair contest with no ties! It required the talents of mathematician Robert Ford to derive the right set of numbers, and now Eric sells these sets on his Web page, along with lots of other interesting custom dice.
Of course, we think you should buy every board game with James Ernest's name on it. But if you have to start somewhere, you could do worse than Lords of Vegas. It's an area control game where players take the roles of casino moguls, building up the Las Vegas strip from nothing, and scrambling for resources as they go. Lords of Vegas was co-designed by Mike Selinker, and was nominated for an Origins Award for best board game (2010). It's currently ranked #360 at boardgamegeek, which is pretty astounding. Check it out!
We often send our customers to Artscow.com for custom card decks (FALLING, BRAWL, Timeline, and others). But we've also started putting other Cheapass Games stuff there. Get on their mailing list and they will sometimes send you offers for very sweet discounts. For example, we just ordered two of these Kill Doctor Lucky Watches for $14, shipping included. Remember that Cheapass Games collects no money directly from our products on Artscow, so if you like this watch, please remember to throw a dollar in the Cheapass Jar.
And don't forget, all the games at cheapass.com are free to download and print! Click one of these buttons, won't you?